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Ensuring the “best possible” medication history

Jan. 18, 2022—About 80% of hospital admission electronic records were missing a drug prescribed to an older adult, Vanderbilt researchers found, highlighting the need for a multipronged approach to address medication discrepancies and support safe prescribing practices.

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Surveys show VUMC patients value immediate online access to test results

Dec. 2, 2021—  by Paul Govern Vanderbilt University Medical Center patients are overwhelmingly in favor of having immediate electronic access to their clinical test results, recent surveys show. A federal rule in effect since April 5 was designed in part to ensure that patients are given electronic access to their health information upon their request and at no cost, including, with very few exceptions,...

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VUMC celebrates 20th anniversary of custom-built EHR

Dec. 2, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently commemorated the 20th anniversary of StarPanel, the first fully integrated electronic health record (EHR) in use in a major health system and developed independent of a vendor.

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Medical diagnoses in musicians

Sep. 6, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers mined electronic health records to find medical diagnoses that are more or less prevalent among musicians, who are present in large numbers in “Music City.”

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Using billing codes to count cancers

Sep. 2, 2021—The billing codes in electronic health records are useful for counting skin cancers over time — an important metric for cancer risk assessment and prevention.

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Probing statin-associated diseases with genetics

Jul. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers used genetics tools and biobanks with linked electronic health records to explore the associations between statins and noncardiovascular diseases.

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Gene variant linked to unnecessary bone marrow biopsies in African Americans

Jun. 28, 2021—A gene variant that lowers white blood cell levels and is common in individuals with African ancestry contributes to unnecessary bone marrow biopsies, according to a study published June 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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COVID-19 complication underdiagnosed

Jun. 17, 2021—A mysterious inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 infection and first identified in children also occurs in adults, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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Award recognizes hands-on contributions to health IT at VUMC

Jun. 9, 2021—Chetan Aher, MD, assistant professor of Surgery, and Wael Alrifai, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, are the inaugural winners of the Physician Builder Award, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC). They received trophies made from Lego building blocks and gift certificates.

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Predictive model identifies patients for genetic testing

Jun. 3, 2021—Patients who, perhaps unbeknownst to their health care providers, are in need of genetic testing for rare undiagnosed diseases can be identified en masse based on routine information in electronic health records (EHRs), a research team reported June 3 in the journal Nature Medicine.

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Codeine metabolizer status in clinical practice

Apr. 5, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a response score using genetic and clinical information to aid prescribing of the widely used pain medication codeine.

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COVID-19 met with intensive teamwork

Apr. 1, 2021—Team members serving COVID-19 inpatients were more densely connected, interacting far more than their medical ICU counterparts.

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